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Concerned Black Men of Richmond conducts Part 2 of Etiquette Event with Youth at Ristorante La Grotta

June 7, 2018 by  
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May 31, 2018

 

Greetings all,

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond had our Etiquette Pt2 event at Ristorante La Grotta on May 19th.  Antonio & Andrea Capece, the owners of LaGrotta have graciously opened their world class establishment to us since 2010!  The mentees have learned to appreciate the quality of food that they rarely get an opportunity to experience.  The crew at LaGrotta always serve the young men the same way that the dignitaries are treated.

After we were all seated, Andrea instructed the group on proper etiquette in a fine dining establishment.

La Grotta 2018

After the drinks were distributed we were ready for the meal to begin!

The waiters described each course in detail to the mentees.  We started with a vegetarian puff pastry. 

La Grotta 2018

La Grotta 2018

There were mixed reactions from the mentees to this very unique appetizer.

That was followed by the Pasta Trio which many were already familiar with

La Grotta 2018

The main course was a choice of Veal, Chicken Marsala, Filet of Sole or Salmon!

La Grotta 2018

La Grotta 2018

The boys were excited to try some new things and many of them really enjoyed their entrees!

They were all well mannered and used proper etiquette during this time.  It was wonderful  to observe.

La Grotta 2018

La Grotta 2018

La Grotta 2018

Malik Mayo (wearing glasses) is an aspiring chef and he told us that his specialty is seafood!

We discussed many things during our lunch.  They were amazed at the wine list and could not believe that anyone would pay $2000 for a bottle of anything!

La Grotta 2018

The final course was a coconut cake with peach sorbet!  That was enjoyed by everyone!

La Grotta 2018

The Concerned Black Men of Richmond cannot thank the management and staff of Ristorante LaGrotta enough for their continued support in this endeavor.  They have assisted us for a number of years going back as far as  2010!

La Grotta 2018

The support from donors like you all allows us to provide impactful experiences to the young men of our community.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated and it is making a difference in the lives of the youth we serve!

We hope that we can count on your continued patronage in the future!

Thank you all,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond conducts Part 1 of Etiquette Event with Youth at Franklin Military Academy

May 1, 2018 by  
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April 26, 2018

Greetings,

The Concerned Black Men of RVA recently conducted our Etiquette Pt1 event.  The event was held on Saturday the 14th at Franklin Military Academy.  It is a prerequisite to the LaGrotta Ristorante fine dining outing that will be in May.  We discussed proper dress, table settings and how they are expected to conduct themselves in this type of environment.  The Concerned Black Men of RVA have been doing this since 2011 and have progressed to a point where the mentees are instructing each other on how to tie neckties!

 

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We also played the movie “Courageous” which illustrates choices, consequences and fatherhood. This is the 2nd time we have shown this movie to our mentees and it was received very well.  Afterwards the boys were treated to lunch at McDonald’s.

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We would like to again thank each of you who have donated to the Concerned Black Men of RVA.  Your support is an integral part to the success of our mission.  We strive each month to engage our youth with life enhancing experiences that will assist them in all their future endeavors.  Your support means the world to the youth that we serve!

 

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond Holds Etiquette Class with Youth

May 1, 2017 by  
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Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

On April 8th the Concerned Black Men of Richmond held our Etiquette Pt 1 event.  This event serves as a prerequisite to attending the lunch that is provided by Ristorante La Grotta in May. Since 1994, Chef-Owner Antonio Capece has been captivating guest with his artistic and gifted presentations of Northern Italian cuisine.  He and his wife Andrea have opened their restaurant to our organization since 2010 and have provided a priceless experience for our youth.

 

There were 13 youth corps members and 5 mentors in attendance.  It was held at the 2nd Police Precinct on Belt Boulevard and led by William Friday.  We discussed proper behavior in a fine dining establishment, dress code expectations, table settings and the types of food that may be presented.    Several of the youth shared their past visits to La Grotta and we also demonstrated the proper way to tie a neck tie.

 

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you all for your contributions to the Concerned Black Men of Richmond.

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